Hopefully this will be my last post on this fiasco, that is unless something really big breaks…..I must add my voice to all the analysis of the situation.
Reporters yelling questions at the president….TV pundits speculating on the author of this now infamous op-ed.
There is a list circulating that predicts a few that are the likely authors…..
Tucker Carlson of Fox News think he has a “pretty good idea” who wrote the anti-Trump op-ed now in wide circulation, but he’s awaiting confirmation before going public, reports the Hill. At the Weekly Standard, Michael Warren has narrowed it down to four likely suspects:
- Larry Kudlow, chair of the National Economic Council, whose free-market views don’t always go over well in the White House.
- Kevin Hassett, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, whose views on issues from tax reform to the military generally line up with those of the op-ed writer.
- Dan Coats, director of National Intelligence, who’s near the end of his political career and would have little to lose from the fallout.
- Mike Pompeo, secretary of state and former CIA chief. “As someone fond of, and thought fondly of, by CIA agents, Pompeo could be particularly irked by the suggestion by Trump and his supporters that a ‘deep state’ is at work against the president,” Warren writes.
Slate rounds up those who’ve issued denials, including Coats, Pompeo, Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen, Treasury chief Steve Mnuchin, and VP Mike Pence, whose fondness for the term “lodestar,” used in the op-ed, has raised eyebrows. (See what Jimmy Kimmel and other late-night hosts think.)
Just about everyone knows exactly what is in the op-ed…there is nothing new in it. What is the purpose of the op-ed? If things are that fucked up why not resign instead of whining in the shadows? Does the person want the 25th amendment to be invoke? If so he/she will be sorely disappointed for their is NO spine for such a bold move. What will change with this op-ed?
A reader of IST left a comment the other day…….what if Trump did this under one of his personas from the past…after all he loves seeing his name in lights and repeated ad nauseum plus it lathers up his supporters and helps FOX with ratings. Is this in the realm of a possibility?
And the play continues.
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